Quinta Do Vallado Red Blend Douro 2007

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In the heart of the Douro region, a few miles from the historical centre of Régua, Quinta do Vallado spreads along both banks of the Corgo River, right where it meets the Douro. With references dating back to 1716, the Quinta belonged to the legendary D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira and has remained in the family ever since. It is now in its sixth generation. Douro red has wonderfully concentrated aromas, with intense mature red fruit aromas, hints of violets and “esteva” (a local Portuguese resinous bush). With a great structure, full bodied, matured round tannins, and a long persistent finish, this is a red to try. Pair with traditional portuguese cuisine and make a real night of it!

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Quinta do Vallado:
Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous “Quintas” in the Douro Valley. It once belonged to the legendary D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to the family of her descendants. It lies on both banks of the Corgo river, a tributary to the Douro river, right near to its mouth, close to the town of Peso da Régua. For almos... Read more
Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous “Quintas” in the Douro Valley. It once belonged to the legendary D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to the family of her descendants. It lies on both banks of the Corgo river, a tributary to the Douro river, right near to its mouth, close to the town of Peso da Régua. For almost 200 years, Quinta do Vallado’s main activity was the production of Port wines that were sold to the Ferreira Port House (belonging to the Ferreira family). At that time Ferreira bottled and sold the wines under its own brands. Following Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira’s great achievement, her great grand-son Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, and his son Jorge Cabral Ferreira were the main architects of the further development of the Quinta’s vineyards and winery. Departing from the centuries-old tradition of selling the farm’s production to the Ferreira Portwine House, in 1993, under the direction of Guilherme Álvares Ribeiro and his wife Maria Antónia Ferreira, the company decided to extend the business towards the production, bottling and commercialization of own-label wines. Also in 1993, under the guidance of Prof . Nuno Magalhães, the farm started a deep restructuring of its vines, with the objective of both increasing the production of high quality grape varieties, and the adoption of vine plantation and training systems permitting better growth and an easier mechanization of works. The new vines were planted in clearly defined areas, breaking with the tradition of mixing different varieties in the same vineyard. The homogenization of treatment, ripening and picking times made for a clear improvement in processes and translated into a much more regular, easy to control and economically effective quality production. One of the new methods introduced was to make a general preliminary survey of the crop. This permits to prune out surplus clusters from some of the high-producing varieties, while still green, greatly enhancing the quality and the richness of the remaining grapes. With 44 ha of vineyards aged from 6 to 10 years and having kept 26 ha of the best old plots, more than 80-years old, Francisco Olazabal (oenologist) and Francisco Ferreira (head of agricultural management) have taken the farm to international acclaimed levels of quality and recognition. As the new vineyards reach their adult age and the knowledge of each variety and plot deepens, the expectations grow: The owners believe Quinta do Vallado will make a huge qualitative leap in the next 5 to 10 years. Read less

Member Reviews for Quinta Do Vallado Red Blend Douro

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
05/13/2010

Considering that all of the grapes contained are indigenous to Portugal this comes off as very French. Rhone-esque grenachian flavors tingle on the tongue. Great pairing for pasta with meatballs.


Snooth User: janmagnusson99
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0.00 5
10/29/2012

Typical Douro with red fruit, Forrest, pine and lavendel and a touch of sweet liqurice at the end. Good still young and fine acidity. Very appealing and priceworthy wine!


Snooth User: SoCalwiner
46755729
4.00 5
05/30/2010

This is a Very Good wine especially at the price point of $15.50 at Costco. Wine Spectator rated it 93 points for 2007 and I'd say they were spot on. Excellent buy.


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
4.00 5
03/04/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Quinta Do Vallado Red Blend Douro

External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
08/13/2010

Very mineral and fresh, well balanced persistentflavour, with citric notes.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Quinta do Vallado Douro Red 2007 is a powerful and refined red wine from Portugal


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Quinta do Vallado Douro Red 2007 is a powerful and refined red wine from Portugal, with concentrated flavors of plum, dried cherry and spice. Fine texture, with plenty of savory herbal notes, and a long olive-and smoke-filled finish. Drink now through 2015.


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08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2007 - Quinta Vallado Douro Red - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro -  Touriga Franca - 750 ml.


External Review
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2007 - Quinta Vallado Douro Red - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro -


External Review
04/06/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Douro in Portugal. 2007 Quinta do Vallado Douro 750ml


External Review
12/14/2010

The 2007 TINTO is a Douro blend. It is another fine "regular" Tinto in this very consistent 2007 vintage. This relatively low priced Tinto has a hidden advantage in that a significant portion of its blend (27% this year) is an old vines field blend f... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Douro in Portugal. 2007 Quinta do Vallado Douro 750ml



In the heart of the Douro region, a few miles from the historical centre of Régua, Quinta do Vallado spreads along both banks of the Corgo River, right where it meets the Douro. With references dating back to 1716, the Quinta belonged to the legendary D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira and has remained in the family ever since. It is now in its sixth generation. Douro red has wonderfully concentrated aromas, with intense mature red fruit aromas, hints of violets and “esteva” (a local Portuguese resinous bush). With a great structure, full bodied, matured round tannins, and a long persistent finish, this is a red to try. Pair with traditional portuguese cuisine and make a real night of it!

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